Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.
Contractor Angelo Genova was childhood friends with Charles Burgio but the two hadn’t been in touch in 32 years until Genova learned about Burgio’s situation.
Prosecutors say Caterina Curatolo stayed in a hotel on the city’s dime for 269 nights at a cost of $83,500, right up until Monday when she was arrested.
The state of New Jersey has launched a loan program designed to boost home ownership in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
Homeowners in the nine hardest-hit counties in the state can use the $10,000 grants for any non-construction purpose.
Condos and co-ops are designated as businesses the way the law is currently written. That prevents those homeowners from receiving federal disaster aid offered to other homeowners.
Her family said they suspect foul play in Bhoomika Kochhar’s June 15 death, but authorities in Nepal have labeled it a suicide. Rep. Steve Israel has demanded the government there cooperate in a full investigation.
Waves of federal aid, some strategic borrowing, lowered property values and surplus accounts helped many shore communities avoid having to raise taxes drastically to compensate for the lost tax revenue.
County Comptroller George Maragos said Nassau will end its 2012 fiscal year with a $41.6 million budget surplus.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced federal relief money will help gas stations pay for electrical wiring to use generators that would keep gas flowing during power outages.
Two plans detailing how the state will spend $82.5 million in federal relief for damage caused by Sandy are now available for public comment.
Life after Hurricane Sandy is going to get a whole lot easier for New York City homeowners and businesses ravaged by the storm.
“I’m certainly not going to hold the good people of Oklahoma hostage because they may have some hypocrites in their delegation.”
The senator has petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Management and Budget to boost its disaster reimbursement rate from 75 percent to 90 percent.
Christie’s warm embrace of Obama after the storm angered some Republicans, who said it helped tip a close presidential election to the Democrat and away from Mitt Romney.